Maple Nut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Maple Nut Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Enjoy the taste of maple syrup in these nutty cookies made using chocolate chunks. Perfect for dessert.

Prep Time

1:25

Hr:Mins

Total Time

1:25

Hr:Mins

Makes

2

1/2

Cookies:
1 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/8
teaspoon ground allspice
1/2
cup butter or margarine, melted
1/2
cup packed light brown sugar
1/3
cup granulated sugar
1
egg
1
teaspoon maple flavoring
3/4
cup coarsely chopped salted mixed nuts
3/4
cup semisweet chocolate chunks
Frosting:
2
tablespoons half-and-half or milk
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
1 1/2
teaspoons light corn syrup
1
teaspoon maple flavoring
1 3/4
to 2 cups powdered sugar
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt and allspice until blended; set aside. In large bowl, beat melted butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed 2 minutes or until light and creamy. Add egg and 1 teaspoon maple flavoring; beat on low speed until blended. Add flour mixture; beat until soft dough forms. Stir in nuts and chocolate chunks.
  2. Onto ungreased cookie sheets, drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoonfuls 1 inch apart. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.
  3. In medium bowl, stir together half-and-half, 2 tablespoons butter, the corn syrup, 1 teaspoon maple flavoring and 1/4 cup powdered sugar until blended and smooth. Slowly stir in 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar until blended. If necessary, stir in remaining 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, until smooth and desired spreading consistency. For each cookie, spread about 1 1/2 teaspoons frosting almost to edge; let stand until set. Store in airtight container.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips:
It's best to chop nuts by hand, keeping them in large coarse pieces to give cookies a crunchy texture. Don't be tempted to chop nuts in food processor. Even if watched carefully, a food processor chops nuts too finely.
Chocolate chips can be substituted for chocolate chunks.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cookie)
  • Calories 150
    • (Calories from Fat 60),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 20mg;
  • Sodium 80mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 15g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.